Animoca Brands completes acquisition of Be Media

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for the open metaverse, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Be Media, an Australian digital marketing agency focusing on key opportunities in Australia centered around blockchain development.  About Be Media Be Media, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the Top 100 Most […]

Klarna now directly connects Irish online shoppers to in-store experts

With its new Virtual Shopping offering, Klarna is hoping to improve the online experience for consumers and build brand loyalty for retailers. Swedish ‘buy now, pay later’ fintech Klarna has launched its Virtual Shopping offering in Ireland today (16 August). Launched in countries including the UK and US in May, Virtual Shopping directly connects online […]

Templum: Are digital assets revolutionizing traditional investing?

Digital Assets Are Revolutionizing Traditional Investing A decade ago, plans to build wealth were rooted in traditional investment approaches such as long-term real estate acquisitions, exposure to the S&P 500, private equity, bonds, or even hedge funds. Some of these vehicles had high barriers of entry and were not open to most of the investing […]

Tornado Cash: Navigating sanctions with Qredo

The US Treasury recently unveiled one of its largest actions against the crypto industry to date by sanctioning addresses linked to the mixing service Tornado Cash. The move, which comes on the back of similar action against another crypto mixing platform Blender in May, prohibits all US persons (both those in the country and citizens […]

Alloy: On the front lines of a fraud attack

Every morning when I open my Alloy inbox, I quickly scan my emails to ensure that I respond to anything urgent as soon as possible. My typical day is filled with routine client calls to answer any questions they may have, teach them about a new product update or chat with them to understand their […]

ZEBEDEE: Play-and-Earn with Bitcoin is the future of gaming

The last decade in the gaming industry saw a shift from buy-and-play to free-to-play games, driven by the rise of micropayments. The next decade will be about Play-and-Earn games driven by the rise of nanopayments. Imagine playing Super Mario and picking up a coin, but that coin is worth real money that instantly gets transferred […]

RiverMeadow announces a better, more flexible way to migrate existing workloads onto AWS

RiverMeadow Software Inc., a leading provider of Cloud Migration and Disaster Recovery Software and Services, announced today that it had added a new capability to its market-leading Cloud Migration Platform. Customers can now carry out VM-based or OS-based migrations to Amazon Web Services (AWS) or VMC. RiverMeadow is the only Cloud Migration Platform in the […]

Reed’s debuts spiked ginger ale

Ginger beverage brand takes classic ginger ale and adds a HARD twist Reed’s Hard Ginger Ale Reed’s, Inc., owner of the nation’s leading portfolio of handcrafted, all-natural ginger beverages, today announced the launch of Reed’s Hard Ginger Ale. Building upon the brand’s fan-favorite, REAL Ginger Ale, this latest addition to Reed’s lineup of full-bodied, premium […]

IPwe names Leann Pinto president

Leann Pinto, former Director of Patent Licensing at IBM, joins IPwe as President IPwe announced that Leann Pinto is joining the company as President, effective immediately. As IPwe President, Leann will be primarily responsible for day-to-day executive management, developing corporate strategy and expanding enterprise relationships. Leann joins IPwe after three years at IBM, where she […]

Highstreet and Animoca Brands announce metaverse ‘Initial Home Offering’

Highstreet World, a retail-focused MMORPG metaverse, has partnered with Animoca Brands for an “Initial Home Offering” (IHO) of 5,000 futuristic All-Terrain NFT Trailers. With this IHO, Highstreet aims to fulfill its vision of bringing together the stories and adventures of traditional brands and Web3 ecosystems to develop the cornerstone for the future of business. And […]

Alloy goes global

I’m thrilled to share the news that Alloy is now officially a global fintech company. Alloy has been helping U.S. companies to onboard customers safely and seamlessly for years. At the same time, we’ve watched the global fintech market grow—in terms of users, investment, and talent—at an incredible pace. As a fintech ourselves, this growth […]

Level 3 complete: ZEBEDEE founders discuss our $35M Series B raise

As you may have heard, ZEBEDEE recently closed a new funding round, raising $35M to help us take our platform to the next level. This is the second significant funding round in less than a year, enabling us to continue the high growth trajectory we’ve been on. The funding round was led by Kingsway Capital […]

Symbiont announces appointment of Ann Neidenbach to board of directors

Addition of accomplished technology leader highlight’s Symbiont’s fintech leadership Symbiont, Inc., a technology pioneer solving complex global finance problems using enterprise blockchain solutions, today announced the appointment of Ann Neidenbach to Symbiont’s Board of Directors. She joins current Board members Daniel Gallagher, Shivan Govindan, Jack Markell, and Duncan Niederauer. Symbiont also announced that Todd Ruppert […]

POAP and Flowcode announce strategic partnership creating revolutionary product suite that connects the offline world to Web3

Together the Web3 innovator and O2O leader will create a first-of-its-kind experience to drive innovation in direct-to-consumer marketing POAP Inc, developer of the protocol that preserves human memories, and Flowcode, the world’s most advanced QR technology and offline to online leader, are announcing a strategic partnership, offering a unified customer experience for distributing tokens and […]

Concarlo Therapeutics hires Vadim Shepel as Chief Business & Operating Officer

Senior leader brings deep biotech and pharmaceutical industry experience  Concarlo Therapeutics (“Concarlo”), a pre-clinical biotech company whose mission is to dramatically improve outcomes for patients with drug resistant cancers by creating transformative therapies that control the p27 target, has hired Vadim Shepel as Chief Business & Operating Officer. In this newly created role, Mr. Shepel […]

Burnley Football Club and AiSCOUT continue official partnership

Burnley FC have extended the AiSCOUT partnership for the 2022/23 season. The ongoing relationship between the Clarets and the talent identification platform will see the company become an Official Partner for the new campaign. First joining forces in January last year, the Club launched a global talent search using AI technology, to identify the next […]

Animoca Brands’ Web3 DAO for metaverse Interoperability is live

The OMA3 web3 DAO is the second such group after Metaverse Standards Forum, promoting an open metaverse with interoperability standards. Aslew of web3 players partner to launch the ‘Open Metaverse Alliance’, or OMA3 web3 DAO. The majority of members have links to Hong Kong-based game software and venture capital firm Animoca Brands. The project alliance […]

Templum: What is asset fractionalization and is tokenization required to achieve it?

The concept of asset fractionalization has become increasingly popular as issuers, and market participants, seek to provide investors with new ways to access traditional asset classes. An exciting component of that growth has been a significant increase in fractional ownership platforms – with issuers bringing unique and sought-after opportunities to their investor base. The scope […]

Crexi announces Eli Randel as Chief Operating Officer and Shannon Garner as the first ever Chief People Officer

Randel and Garner’s announcements coincide with Crexi’s move into new headquarters in Playa Vista, CA Today, Crexi, the commercial real estate industry’s fastest-growing marketplace and data platform, announced the promotion of Eli Randel to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Shannon Garner as the first ever Chief People and Culture Officer. Randel, formerly Crexi’s Chief Strategy […]

ZEBEDEE, Viker launch Bitcoin rewards for Solitaire, Sudoku games

ZEBEDEE partnered with mobile game developer VIKER to enable play-to-earn bitcoin rewards on three classic video games: Solitaire, Sudoku and Missing Letters. ZEBEDEE has partnered with VIKER to bring bitcoin rewards to three classic video games. Solitaire, Sudoku and Missing Letters will begin rewarding players in bitcoin on ZEBEDEE’s mobile app. Users can earn bitcoin […]

Klarna to open Los Angeles pop-up shop

Installment payment platform Klarna is hosting “Klarna Oasis,” its first retail pop-up in Los Angeles on Saturday and Sunday, the company said in details emailed to Retail Dive. The pop-up shop emphasizes conscious fashion and clean beauty, and is located on Melrose Avenue. During the pop-up, the buy now, pay later platform will offer shoppers […]

Animoca Brands appoints Alan Lau as chief business officer, Minh Do as co-chief operating officer, other senior appointments

Management appointments also include Joanne Chan as deputy CFO, Benny Ho as head of business development, Brian Chan as VP of operations and projects, and Kenneth Shek as director of project management Animoca Brands today announced the appointment of several new personnel to senior management positions, including Alan Lau (formerly CEO of WeSure, Tencent’s insurance […]

Zebedee raised $35M from investors including Square Enix for blockchain game payments

Zebedee has raised $35 million in a new round of funding to further develop its Bitcoin-based payment systems for games and integrate with new partners. The Hoboken, New Jersey-based company hopes to transform games by adding new revenue streams powered by cryptocurrency, blockchain, and other technologies. Zebedee enables programmable payments and small transactions to power […]

Rainmaker Games launches cross-chain NFT marketplace for blockchain games

Rainmaker Games announced that it has launched a cross-chain marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for blockchain games. Will Deane, CEO of Rainmaker, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the marketplace represents a new advance in blockchain-based game finance, or GameFi. With the new marketplace, gamers can explore aggregated top GameFi NFT listings from across […]

Language I/O expands integrations by adding ServiceNow

Language I/O, a global leader in multilingual customer engagement, announced the release of its integration with ServiceNow. In providing a turnkey connector between its translation software and ServiceNow, Language I/O enables global companies specializing in human resources and information technology to provide real-time multilingual support at scale. The integration with ServiceNow is the latest in […]

Qredo-Xena Exchange acquisition brings world-class trading tools to decentralized custody

Qredo’s trailblazing acquisition of Xena Exchange’s technology and team brings new levels of liquidity to institutions who prefer the security and flexibility of self-custody. Qredo is proud to announce the acquisition of the team and technology behind Xena Exchange, a derivatives platform built by former professionals from JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank that has pioneered self-custodial […]

Volumes surge 205% in Axie revival as co-founder claims project is ‘healing’

Interest in Axie Infinity appears to be picking up again following the launch of its new NFT land staking feature and ongoing upgrades to the Origin battle game mode. Play-to-earn (P2E) metaverse game Axie Infinity appears to be on the mend, with its nonfungible token (NFT) sales volume pumping 205% over the past seven days. […]

Xilis announces Series A extension, bringing total round to over US$89 million

Proceeds will enable Xilis to build its capabilities in supporting biopharma collaborations for drug discovery  Xilis, Inc., a pioneering biotechnology company developing its MicroOrganoSphere™ (MOS™) technology to guide precision therapy for cancer patients and accelerate drug discovery and development, has closed an extension of over US$19 million to its Series A financing round, bringing the […]

Zapata Computing anounces multi-GPU cluster integration with NVIDIA cuQuantum for accelerating enterprise quantum use cases

Integration of Orquestra® platform for building quantum-ready applications and NVIDIA cuQuantum quantum simulation SDK supercharges quantum and AI workflows Zapata Computing, a leading enterprise software company for quantum solutions, today announced that a new multi-GPU cluster integration is now available to customers. The NVIDIA cuQuantum SDK of optimized libraries and tools for accelerating quantum computing […]

Fashion brand Gucci enters esports through Fnatic partnership

Gucci has partnered with esports organization Fnatic on a limited edition watch inspired by Fnatic’s League of Legends team. Only 100 of the Fnatic-branded Dive watches are available, retailing exclusively through Gucci’s website for $1,620 each. Fnatic won the inaugural League of Legends world championship in 2011, and has won seven LoL European championships. In […]

Sproutt launches SmartLife for Agents to empower agents with predictive life insurance sales capabilities

Sproutt, the life insurance company that uncovers the ‘hidden’ healthy aspects in everyone, today announced the launch of Sproutt SmartLife for Agents, enabling insurance producers in the US to offer life insurance products in the fastest and most convenient way. The new platform employs Sproutt’s propritary predictive Smart Routing technology to enable modern insurance producers […]

Detroit, Michigan-based Airspace Link is raising $23M in new equity investment

According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Airspace Link is raising $23,122,741.00 in new funding. Sources indicate as part of senior management President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Healander played a key role in securing the recent investment and it will aid in aggressively expanding the company, as well as broaden and […]

Animoca Brands hits $5.9 Billion valuation as crypto winter deepens

Blockchain game maker and crypto investor Animoca Brands has secured $75 million in a funding round that values the Hong Kong-based company at $5.9 billion. Investors of the round include existing backers Liberty City Ventures, Kingsway Capital and 10T Holdings, among others, Animoca said on Tuesday. The round is a second tranche of the $358,888,888 […]

Blackhawk Network and Klarna partner to offer consumers more flexible payments in-store

Today, a new partnership between global branded payments provider, Blackhawk Network, and leading global retail bank, payments, and shopping service, Klarna, will extend the ability for consumers to use Klarna’s interest-free alternative payment solutions at a variety of physical retail locations. As consumers expect increased flexibility in the way they shop and pay throughout their […]

Animoca Brands raises over US$75 million to advance vision of open metaverse

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, today announced that it has completed a capital raise of US$75.32 million (approximately A$104.57 million). The current raise is the second tranche of the funding previously announced on 18 January 2022, which was extended to accommodate due diligence processes. Investors in […]

Forma announces new partnership with DriveWealth to launch industry-first Health Savings Account

Introducing the Forma HSA solution that offers next-generation investment capabilities for employees with no minimum investment or hidden fees Forma, the life benefits platform, today announced the company is partnering with DriveWealth to launch Forma HSA, a health savings account solution that offers the industry’s first savings account with no minimum balance requirement for investment […]

FusionIQ eliminates barriers to digital asset class through partnership with Equity Trust Company

FusionIQ, known for its groundbreaking approach to digitizing a dual journey experience for advisors and investors alike, expands its fully-digital, single-sign-on investment platform with a cryptocurrency asset class. This expansion comes via a partnership with Equity Trust Company (Equity Trust), one of the largest, most trusted and highest-rated custodians specializing in digital currencies and other […]

Blizzard Entertainment has acquired Boston-based studio Proletariat

Blizzard Entertainment may be in the process of being sold, but they’re still acquiring their own properties, including a new studio. The company announced this week that they have purchased the Boston-based studio Proletariat, which they have done in a move to help with content and other services related to World Of Warcraft. The company […]

Coin Metrics recognized as Most Innovative Solution Provider at Hedgeweek’s 2022 European Digital Assets Awards

Coin Metrics, the leading provider of crypto financial intelligence, this week received the Most Innovative Solution Provider award at Hedgeweek’s 2022 European Digital Assets Awards. The inaugural Hedgeweek European Digital Assets Awards recognized excellence among fund managers and service providers in the digital assets space. Coin Metrics was voted the most innovative solution provider by […]

Klarna in talks for new funding at a valuation of roughly $6 billion

Swedish payments firm Klarna Bank AB is approaching a deal to raise new capital at a valuation of about $6 billion from existing investors led by Sequoia Capital, as indicated by an individual acquainted with the matter. The financing round is yet to be concluded, yet if effectively finished would represent a stunning decrease in […]

Plynk works with Paxos to introduce cryptocurrency trading and educational resources

The Plynk app for new investors will offer Plynk CryptoTM, the option to trade and custody crypto through regulated custodian and infrastructure leader Paxos PlynkTM, an investment app for new investors, announced the launch of Plynk CryptoTM, allowing app users to trade and hold Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and  Bitcoin Cash (BCH) via […]

TechnoBind makes a strategic tie-up with MontyCloud to provide top notch cloud management services

TechnoBind, India’s leading cloud consultant and specialist distributor for data and associated domains, announces its collaboration with MontyCloud, a Seattle, WA based intelligent Cloud Management Platform company. The collaboration with TechnoBind brings MontyCloud one-step closer to its channel, partners, and customers and fosters the brand’s commitment to assisting them with its extensive portfolio of IT […]

Past Henkel exec Christian Chopra named president of Scotch Porter

Chopra comes from Henkel Canada Corporation, where he served as general manager of Consumer Beauty. Scotch Porter, the grooming and wellness brand committed to providing solutions to the problems men face daily through the development of clean, affordable non-toxic products, has expanded of its senior leadership team with the strategic hire of Christian Chopra as […]

Gopuff teams up with Openbay to help its delivery partners reduce total cost of vehicle ownership and operation with Openbay+

Gopuff, the go-to instant commerce platform, recently deployed Openbay+ to help its delivery partners save money on automotive services for their vehicles. Openbay+ is a subscription service that matches drivers with automotive service centers that deliver automotive repair and maintenance services at preferred pricing. Exclusively through Openbay+, delivery partners get upfront pricing on repair and […]

Templum named ‘Best Cloud-Based Trading Environment’ at the TradingTech Insight USA Awards 2022

Templum, Inc. (“Templum”), a provider of next-generation cloud-based capital market infrastructure for alternative assets and private securities, announced today that it has won the TradingTech Insight USA Award for the Best Cloud-Based Trading Environment. These awards recognize excellence in trading solutions and services for capital markets and focus on technology leaders providing exceptional trading infrastructure, […]

Sorenson Impact Center to assume leadership of SOCAP, enhancing SOCAP’s leadership position for a new era of impact

The pioneering multidisciplinary impact organization will assume leadership of SOCAP operations as part of a broader restructuring SOCAP Global and the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business today announced a groundbreaking partnership transitioning the leadership and day-to-day operations of SOCAP to the Sorenson Impact Center. The arrangement merges […]

ConsenSys taps Flowcode to power access to the Web3 economy through ConsenSys NFT

Today Flowcode, the world’s most advanced QR technology, and ConsenSys NFT, are delighted to announce a strategic partnership to democratize access to NFTs and tokens. ConsenSys NFT was launched by Web3 pioneer ConsenSys, the creator of foundational Web3 products inducing the developer of the world’s leading global self-custodial wallet, MetaMask, and Web3 development platform, Infura. […]

Liteboxer launches ‘Liteboxer Go’ to kick-up workouts on the go this summer

The New Sensor Boxing Workout Packs the Same Punch at a Low Cost for Users Liteboxer, the at-home fitness company that combines patented hardware, game dynamics, hit music, and expert training to create the world’s most immersive workouts, today debuts its latest innovation – Liteboxer Go. By using punch tracking sensors that strap around the […]

YieldX announces partnership with Jefferies to empower advisors with optimized, yield-driven portfolio construction suite

After a successful pilot, Jefferies expands its partnership with YieldX to offer more advisors access to leading yield-driven portfolio construction tools YieldX, a FinTech company reimagining fixed income investing, today announced a partnership with Jefferies. Jefferies’ Wealth Management advisors will now be able to access and leverage the full YieldX solution set to broaden the […]

BlockFi signs a landmark term sheet with FTX to provide a $250 million credit facility

Credit facility bolsters BlockFi’s balance sheet and underscores long-term stability BlockFi, a global crypto financial services company, today announced that the company signed a term sheet with FTX to secure a $250 million USD revolving line of credit providing BlockFi with access to further capital. The proceeds of the credit facility are intended to be […]

A use case you can eat: California crabs tracked by Helium Network

The Helium Network is a crypto-powered network of Internet hotspots, but it has saved one amateur fisherman thousands of dollars on crab pots every year. In a typical year, Jameson Buffmire, a San Francisco-based tech executive, loses around 10 crab pots in the course of his hobby, catching the crustaceans off the California coast. Each […]

Neurala announces Detector feature to improve quality inspection on the production line

New feature enables object detection in a field of view in industrial and manufacturing settings Today, Neurala, the leader in vision AI software, announced the launch of its new detection technology, designed and developed for manufacturing and industrial settings. Neurala’s latest feature enables manufacturers to find and identify objects in a field of view to […]

Animoca Brands and Quidd launch Mintables, empowering collectors to mint and unmint NFTs

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, and its subsidiary Quidd, the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace, today announced the launch of Mintables, a feature that enables collectors to mint and unmint digital collectibles into NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. The first collection launched with the Mintable feature […]

Jetcool Technologies to release new form of liquid cooling for Bitcoin miners

A proprietary cooling method from JETCOOL Technologies uses less resources, lessens costs, and improves bitcoin miner efficiency over normal immersion cooling. JETCOOL Technologies Inc is releasing a new form of liquid cooling for bitcoin miners. The new technology allows miners to perform with lower costs than immersion-cooling at 20% lower than average temperatures, lessening costs. […]

Pngme partners with BNPL fintech Lipa Later

Pngme has partnered with Kenya-based fintech Lipa Later, according to the official press release. Lipa Later is a Nairobi headquartered fintech company that reportedly provides affordable and convenient Buy Now, Pay Later services across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Nigeria. Lipa Later will use Pngme’s Data Products and Data Science Services to improve their ability to […]

Rainmaker Games announces the first cross-chain, GameFi-exclusive NFT marketplace

Rainmaker Games is glad to announce the launch of the world’s first ever cross-chain, GameFi exclusive NFT Marketplace as part of its popular GameFi platform. For the first time in the GameFi industry, gamers can explore aggregated top NFT listings from across Web3, complete with guides, strategies, and reviews all in one place. This robust […]

Animoca Brands acquires TinyTap, the leading platform for user generated educational content

Enters EdTech sector to provide an alternative global system owned and led by educators Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, today announced it has completed the acquisition of 80.45% of the issued capital of TinyTap Limited (“TinyTap”) for a consideration of US$38.875 million in cash and shares. Animoca […]

Templum wins ‘Best Cloud-Based Trading Environment’ in 2022 TradingTech Insight Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 4th annual TradingTech Insight Awards – USA 2022. These annual awards recognize excellence in trading solutions and services for capital markets, and focus on vendors providing exceptional and innovative trading infrastructure, technology, and data solutions dedicated to the challenges faced by firms operating in the US trading environment. […]

Animoca Brands becomes primary investor of Liberty Gaming

Animoca Brands is now the primary investor of Liberty Gaming. Liberty Gaming is a P2E NFT gaming platform. Animoca Brands brings digital games and produces REVV and SAND tokens. Blockchain gaming firm and venture capitalist Animoca Brands has become the primary investor of Liberty Gaming, a GameFi ecosystem with play-to-earn gaming features. This investment will […]

Planet and Bayer expand strategic relationship

The mutual commitment seeks creative digital solutions to support sustainable agriculture We are excited to share that we have expanded our strategic relationship with Bayer, a global company with core competencies in the life science fields of healthcare and nutrition. This expansion signals a significant scale up between the two companies. In addition to licensing […]

Fnatic partners with BMW to open new facility

European esports organisation Fnatic has teamed up with German automotive marque BMW to open the BMW x Fnatic Esports Performance Facility in Berlin. According to the announcement, the facility features two gaming performance rooms alongside a match review room, content studio, in-house gym, BMW sim racing rig and dedicated office space. The facility is said […]

Relation Therapeutics, the active-graph machine learning drug discovery company, names David Roblin as CEO and Lindsay Edwards as CTO

DCVC and Magnetic Ventures co-led a $25 million seed financing, with participation from Khosla Ventures, OMERS Ventures, and firstminute Capital, among others Relation Therapeutics, the pioneer of drug discovery using active-graph machine learning (ML) combined with single-cell analysis and deep clinical insights, announced today that it had raised a $25 million investment and hired a […]

Imaging Endpoints, ImaginAb expand partnership

Contract research organization (CRO) Imaging Endpoints and immuno-positron emission tomography (PET) developer ImaginAb have signed a license agreement to supply clinical doses of ImaginAb’s investigational zirconium-89 (Zr-89) crefmirlimab berdoxam CD8 Immuno-PET agent to biopharma companies. As part of its imaging CRO services, Imaging Endpoints will now offer clinical doses of the CD8 imaging agent directly […]

Zapata Computing adds Charles Kane to board of directors

Zapata Computing, a leading enterprise software company for quantum solutions, today announced that Charles Kane will join Zapata’s Board of Directors and chair the board’s audit committee. As a former CFO at multiple companies and senior lecturer in global economics and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Kane brings vast experience in developing […]

Resilience announces $625 million Series D financing to expand network, bring innovative technologies to biomanufacturing

Up-round financing follows a previously unannounced $600 million Series C Financing completed in August 2021 National Resilience, Inc. (Resilience), a technology-focused biomanufacturing company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines, today announced it has raised $625 million in a Series D financing, in addition to a previously unannounced $600 million Series C financing completed in […]

Paxos applauds New York Department of Financial Services on new guidance on the issuance of U.S. Dollar-backed stablecoins

Paxos, the leading regulated blockchain infrastructure platform, issued the following statement from its CEO and Co-Founder Charles Cascarilla in response to the New York State Department of Financial Services’ (“DFS”) new Regulatory Guidance, setting foundational criteria for USD-backed stablecoins: We applaud the DFS for issuing clear and straightforward guidance on the issuance of USD-backed stablecoins, […]

Chipper Cash: How two Africans overcame bias to build a startup worth billions

A pair of twentysomethings from Uganda and Ghana thought there was a fortune to be made bringing transnational financial services to Africa’s 1.2 billion people. With 5 million users, San Francisco-based Chipper Cash is just getting started. It was the summer of 2018, and Ham Serunjogi, a 24-year-old Ugandan immigrant, thought the pitch he was […]

Animoca Brands acquires mobile gaming firm Notre Game

Crypto software and venture capital firm Animoca Brands announced Friday the purchase of Notre Game, a gaming firm that incorporates physical and digital items into its titles.  Animoca Brands now owns 100% of the issued capital for Notre Game, marking yet another acquisition of a blockchain gaming startup for the firm. Notre Game will continue […]

Animoca Brands investor update for the period ended on 30 April 2022

Animoca Brands Corporation Limited (“Animoca Brands” or the “Company”) is pleased to report key unaudited financial and business highlights for the last three months of 2021 and the first four months of 2022. These results include contributions from the Company’s key business units including The Sandbox, GAMEE, nWay, Blowfish Studios, Grease Monkey Games, REVV Motorsport, […]

Luminoso positioned as the leader in the 2022 SPARK Matrix for Text Analytics Platforms by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions

The Quadrant Knowledge Solutions SPARK Matrix™ provides competitive analysis & ranking of the leading Text Analytics Platforms vendors. Luminoso, with its comprehensive technology and customer experience management, receives strong ratings across the parameters of technology excellence and customer impact. Quadrant Knowledge Solutions announced today that it has named Luminoso as a 2022 technology leader in […]

Rize publishes new whitepaper covering the future of fintech 3.0

From Banking-as-a-Service to Embedded Finance at the SMB and Enterprise level, Rize delves into those who have guided the industry to where it is today Rize Money Inc., a fintech infrastructure platform, today released a sequel to their original industry insight whitepaper in which they outline how the industry has developed from Banking as a […]

Health Gorilla and Apricity Health join forces to improve patient care, oncology services

Health Gorilla, a leading Health Information Network (HIN) and interoperability provider, has announced a partnership with Apricity Health, a provider of cutting-edge applications that manage patient care and support oncology services. Apricity Health will leverage Health Gorilla’s Health Interoperability Platform (HIP) and flagship product Patient360 to create a continuous health record for its users and […]

Crypto custody firm Qredo adds blockchain analytics to FATF ‘Travel Rule’ offering

Qredo is bringing its APIs to bear on the global push for crypto AML compliance. Cryptocurrency custody and settlement technology firm Qredo has thrown its hat into the ring of compliance solutions aimed at bringing digital assets in line with anti-money laundering (AML) guidance set out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF […]

Fintech unicorn DriveWealth expands global footprint with new EU division

DriveWealth, a global embedded finance pioneer that powers equity investing for fintechs, today announced the opening of its first international entity to serve the European market. Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, the new DriveWealth Lithuania subsidiary will create innovative new partnerships with traditional financial service providers, DeFi companies, and startups to help give individuals worldwide more […]

Partnership Announcement: Rainmaker Games x Planet Sandbox

Planet Sandbox is excited to announce our partnership with Rainmaker Games — the free global platform to discover hundreds of blockchain games — connecting gamers, games, and guilds. About RMG Rainmaker Games is a free global platform to play hundreds of P2E games — connecting gamers, games, and guilds worldwide. RMG’s platform allows gamers of […]

Qredo integrates with Caduceus to provide metaverse-ready wallet infrastructure

Qredo, a decentralized digital asset management infrastructure, and product suite integrate with Caduceus to bring decentralized custody to the metaverse blockchain. Caduceus will use Qredo for treasury management; including storing funds from investors and making instant cross-chain swaps, and managing assets on their own EVM-compatible blockchain. Qredo’s unique crystallization mechanism will also enable Caduceus to […]

Planet Mojo & Concept Art House announce partnership to spur Web3 gaming

NFT publisher Concept Art House will design 3D characters for an upcoming Planet Mojo game The partnership builds upon decades of cumulative experience in video game design and development shared by the two teams. The 3D characters created by Concept Art House will be used in Planet Mojo’s forthcoming auto chess game. Planet Mojo’s NFT […]

Sensative connects cities to commercial properties on Helium

Put your hands together for Sensative, the newest addition to the Ecosystem! Based out of Sweden, the company leverages the Internet of Things for cities and commercial property markets, empowering organizations with smart technology. Sensative forecasts upwards of 10,000 of their sensors sending data over The People’s Network by late 2022, with go-to-market plans for […]

Nova Credit partners with Alloy to help lenders serve consumers across the credit spectrum

Nova Credit, the fintech unlocking opportunities for mainstream and credit-excluded consumers and the companies looking to serve them, announced a partnership with Alloy, the leading identity decisioning platform for banks and fintech companies. The partnership will combine Alloy’s Identity Decisioning Platform and Nova Credit’s global credit infrastructure solutions to enable lending businesses to become more […]

Investment app Gotrade taps Wise for cross-border money transfer

Gotrade, a Malaysia-based investment app, has partnered with global payments firm Wise for cross-border money transfer services. Before the partnership, GoTrade said that its users needed to pay a hefty wire fee and a marked-up exchange rate when topping up their investment accounts. Now, users only need to pay Wise’s upfront fee for their transactions. […]

IPwe announces over 300 Smart Pool members

IPwe, the one-stop global innovation platform for licensing emerging technologies, revealed at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, that over 300 members have joined its Smart Pools in Blockchain, Digital Link, ESG, LiDAR, and Metaverse technologies in the last four months. IPwe’s revolutionary Smart Pool ecosystem creates the ideal setting for innovators […]

Zapata Computing welcomes Gregg R. Carman as Chief Revenue Officer

Tech Industry Veteran Brings Strong Track Record of Driving Exponential Revenue Growth to Enterprise Quantum Software Leader Zapata Computing, a leading enterprise software company for quantum solutions, today announced that the company has added Gregg Carman as its Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Carman brings nearly three decades of experience helping technology pioneers drive exponential revenue […]

Exo Therapeutics appoints Stephanos Ioannidis as Executive Vice President, Drug Discovery and Catherine Scholz as Senior Vice President, Program Management

Exo Therapeutics, Inc., a company pioneering the discovery and development of small molecules that can reprogram protein targets through binding to exosites, today announced the appointments of Stephanos Ioannidis, PhD, as Executive Vice President, Drug Discovery and Catherine Scholz, PharmD, as Senior Vice President, Program Management. “Drs. Ioannidis and Scholz are both dedicated leaders and […]

Mexican investment platform Flink to acquire brokerage for portfolio expansion

Mexican start-up Flink said on Monday that it will buy local brokerage Vifaru Casa de Bolsa for $25 million in a bid to give its clients wider investment options. The purchase, once approved by Mexico’s National Banking and Securities Commission, will allow Flink’s users to invest in increments as small as 10 pesos ($0.4993), down […]

Cambridge Mobile Telematics partners with The Kiefer Foundation to combat distracted driving

CMT to be the title sponsor of The Kiefer Foundation’s annual “Swing for Safe Driving” Ball Golf Tournament at Oakland Hills Country Club, joined by CMT brand ambassador Kamaiu Johnson The Kiefer Foundation and Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the world’s largest telematics service provider, today announced that they’ve partnered to combat distracted driving through the […]

HALO Diagnostics joining forces with Scionti Prostate Center to offer pioneering prostate treatments, comprehensive men’s care

Big changes are coming soon to men’s healthcare: HALO Diagnostics and the Scionti Prostate Center will join forces to provide innovative focal therapy programs and comprehensive, multi-specialty care to the market. HALO Diagnostics, a leader in precision diagnostics and image-guided therapies, is joining forces with the Scionti Prostate Center and its founder Dr. Stephen Scionti […]

Paxos and State Street partner to deliver reduced costs and T+0 settlement in innovative pilot

Using Paxos Settlement Service, State Street and Credit Suisse can respond to the SEC request for pathways to T+0 settlement Paxos, the regulated blockchain infrastructure platform, has partnered with State Street, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, to integrate State Street’s custodial services into the Paxos Settlement Service. As […]

Why the CEO of buy now, pay later giant Klarna has his sights set on Canada

Swedish fintech leader chooses Toronto for tech hub to grow its ‘buy now, pay later’ model in North America Swedish fintech leader Klarna Bank is planning to establish a product development and tech hub in Toronto as it looks to grow its “buy now, pay later” model in the increasingly competitive North American market. Klarna, […]

Urban Outfitters brings ‘buy now, pay later’ to the U.S with Klarna

Urban Outfitters (URBN) is giving U.S. online shoppers a new payment option. The fashion and lifestyle retailer, whose banners also include Anthropologie and Free People, is teaming up with global retail bank, payments and shopping service Klarna to offer online customers in the U.S. buy now, pay later” (BNPL) payment. BNPL enables shoppers to flexibly […]

Brian Oliver joins BlockFi as General Manager of Institutions

Oliver brings over twenty years of strong financial services experience, and will manage BlockFi’s Institutional business globally BlockFi, a global crypto financial services company, announced today that Brian Oliver has joined the company as General Manager of Institutions. In this role, Oliver will manage BlockFi’s Institutional business globally, which includes prime brokerage services, mining equipment-backed […]

Animoca Brands looks to tap into education sector

Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based blockchain gaming firm, is looking to make its foray into the education sector, TechCrunch reported. The company may also reportedly announce an acquisition later this month. The shift of focus to education aims at driving adoption of blockchain tech, Animoca director and co-founder Yat Siu said in an interview with […]

Goldn and Good Face Project team up to simplify product development

The partnership aims to help cosmetic companies digitalise and streamline their creation process Tech company Goldn, best known for its digital cosmetic product development platform, is partnering with a San Diego-based SaaS player in formulation and regulatory compliance, called Good Face Project. San Francisco-German firm Goldn launched its web-based Cosmetic Product Builder in 2021, described […]

Nubank expands crypto market access to tens of millions of users – powered by Paxos

Mainstream adoption of digital assets in Latin America continues to accelerate with Brazilian fintechs leading the way. Brazil based Nubank – one of the world’s largest digital banking platforms – announced today it will offer crypto buying, holding and selling capabilities powered by Paxos. We’re thrilled that another 50 million Brazilians will have seamless access […]

Klarna launches Virtual Shopping, bringing the in-store experience to online shoppers

Virtual Shopping from Klarna connects online shoppers directly with experts in physical stores through live video and messaging, to provide a highly personalized experience that helps consumers shop online with confidence. By placing human interaction at the center of the online shopping journey, Virtual Shopping empowers retailers to create immersive experiences that are proven to […]

Paxos: Understanding the demise of UST and what makes a stablecoin stable

Terra: Unstable Value Stablecoins are digital tokens backed by stable assets such as the US dollar, and were originally created for crypto investors to have an easy on- and off- ramp between fiat currencies and crypto. As stablecoin usage and market cap have increased, so has regulatory scrutiny. In particular, the reserve practices (or lack […]

Animoca Brands plans to add education to its multibillion-dollar NFT and gaming business

It’s been about 40 years since Yat Siu got into the technology space. But just eight years ago, Siu co-founded Animoca Brands, a prolific software and VC company that has invested in over 220 portfolios across blockchain gaming, NFTs, decentralized finance and the metaverse, among other sectors, he told TechCrunch. In January, the company raised […]

DriveWealth: DriveTrends

A Guide to Understanding the Psychology of the Global Retail Investor The New Investor Phenomenon: A Wave of Opportunity ‍The retail revolution set us all on a new course and the world has reached a watershed moment for access to capital markets—one brimming with possibility for global investors and financial services providers alike. But for […]

SaveLive raises $135 million in first funding round, names partners

SaveLive announces its debut round of venue partners. The platform completes its first financing run, raising $135 million for the independent live music community. The platform announced 20 venue partners, including The Alibi in Palm Springs, CA, The Golden State Theatre in Monterey, CA, and Hammerjacks in Baltimore, MD, with more announced soon. Liz Garo […]

BlockFi expands crypto asset options for non-U.S. clients

BlockFi, a cryptocurrency management platform, is now offering non-U.S. clients immediate access to 14 additional crypto assets, including LUNA, Binance Coin, and AAVE. “Our clients worldwide are increasingly looking for greater access to a broad set of crypto assets,” BlockFi CEO and Founder Zac Prince said. “We have already seen a high trading volume of […]

IPwe announces ESG Smart Pool

Innovation leader announces new Smart Pool for technology with a positive impact on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors After the World Intellectual Property Organization shortlisted IPwe’s open innovation pool for ESG technologies for their World Intellectual Property Day 2022 contest, IPwe has officially unveiled the ESG Smart Pool. The ESG Smart Pool is a […]

ImaginAb announces new supply agreement to supply Genmab A/S with its investigational CD8 ImmunoPET agent

ImaginAb, Inc., a market leading global biotechnology company focused on developing next generation ImmunoPET imaging agents and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals (RPT), is pleased to announce it has signed a new multi-year, non-exclusive supply agreement with Genmab A/S, an international biotechnology company. Under the terms of the agreement, ImaginAb will provide a non-exclusive, worldwide license to Genmab […]

Swiftline acquires leading e-commerce market data and intelligence platform, Charm.Io

Acquisition enhances Swiftline’s data-science backed e-commerce software platform Swiftline Corp, a data-science backed e-commerce software company, announced it has acquired, a direct-to-consumer (DTC) e-commerce intelligence platform that tracks insights on 5.9 million online retailers. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The current challenges in the e-commerce ecosystem, specifically around supply chain, marketing […]

Swiftline acquires and is raising new VC funding

Swiftline, an e-commerce software provider, acquired and is raising a Series B round, targeting about $24 million, its CEO and founder Ari Horowitz tells Axios. indexes, profiles and ranks DTC brands by growth and currently tracks 5.9 million online retailers. Flashback: The SaaS startup recently acquired Yardline, which provides growth capital to online […]

Animoca Brands and OliveX partner on Operation Ape for move-to-earn game Dustland Runner

Animoca Brands and OliveX have partnered on an allowlist campaign for Dustland Runner, OliveX’s signature move-to-earn game. The allowlist enables users to participate in the mint of Dustland Runner’s Operation Ape: Exclusive Access Pass NFT (“Access Pass”) this May. Players who complete missions in Dustland Runner are rewarded with DOSE, the OliveX Fitness Metaverse utility […]

NEAR launches Kenya Regional Hub to support blockchain projects and talent in Africa

NEAR Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of Kenya Regional Hub in partnership with Sankore, a Kenya-based NEAR Guild. The Kenya Regional Hub will accelerate blockchain innovation, education, and talent development across the African continent. The hub, led by Sankore founder Kevin Imani and a core team of four members, will organize events, launch […]

Crypto is the future & Paxos is charting the course for its mainstream adoption

Crypto is the future. Until recently, uttering that publicly or to a client at the large banks would result in someone being fired. Even so, I can tell you firsthand there are many people who work inside the traditional financial system – people who lived through or cleaned up the messes from 2008 –  also […]

Ellipsis Health announces formation of new advisory board

With deep expertise across all facets of healthcare, 20 industry leaders will provide strategic counsel and guidance to Ellipsis Health In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Ellipsis Health today announced the creation of an Advisory Board composed of industry experts across the entire healthcare ecosystem. The Advisory Board will provide strategic advice […]

Animoca Brands forms partnership with gaming startup Untamed Planet to protect nature

Animoca Brands keeps expanding as it formed a partnership through its subsidiary nWay with Untamed Planet to co-create a game to benefit nature conservation efforts. The game “Untamed Metaverse” is the result of a US$24.3 million Series A funding led by Animoca Brands. “Untamed Metaverse” is a 3D immersive experience in which players will be […]

PlaceIQ announces the integration of auto telematic and purchase data to expand real-world consumer understanding

Extends data portfolio leadership and creates possibilities for new products, analysis, and insights PlaceIQ, now part of Precisely, is expanding the foundational dataset upon which all PlaceIQ data products are built to include two new data sources. To complement mobile location data, PlaceIQ is adding automotive telematics data from internet connected vehicles and purchase data […]

PlaceIQ announces the integration of auto telematic and purchase data to expand real-world consumer understanding

Extends data portfolio leadership and creates possibilities for new products, analysis, and insights PlaceIQ, now part of Precisely, is expanding the foundational dataset upon which all PlaceIQ data products are built to include two new data sources. To complement mobile location data, PlaceIQ is adding automotive telematics data from internet connected vehicles and purchase data […]

El Salvador’s central bank accepts Qredo’s registration to provide crypto services

Registered Bitcoin service providers in El Salvador include Chivo, the firm behind the state-issued crypto wallets and kiosks, Paxos Trust Company, Paxful and OpenNode. Decentralized finance firm Qredo has received approval for registration as a Bitcoin (BTC) service provider in El Salvador. In a Wednesday announcement, Qredo said the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador […]

Ledn taps Hoseki for Bitcoin proof-of-asset service ahead of mortgage launch

Hoseki aims to provide a framework for bitcoin holders looking to leverage their BTC. Hoseki, an app used to attest to a user’s digital asset holdings without storing the assets itself as a custodian, has formed a partnership with Ledn, the Canada-based crypto lending platform that’s testing a bitcoin-backed mortgage product. After emerging from stealth […]

Skyryse and Air Methods partner to install new software in medical aircraft

Skyryse, a transportation technology company, and Air Methods, an American air medical transport company, have agreed a partnership to retrofit more than 400 single-engine helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft in the Air Methods fleet with FlightOS, a shared mission to advance further safety measures to protect pilots and patients. The new Skyryse FlightOS hardware and software […]

DriveWealth expands robo-advice tech stack with DriveAdvisory

DriveWealth, LLC., a pioneer in fractional investing and embedded finance, today announced the expansion of its DriveAdvisory platform. DriveAdvisory is a technology infrastructure solution that empowers partners to fully integrate financial advisory products into their existing apps. An SEC registered RIA that launched in December 2021, DriveAdvisory can unlock greater flexibility and the potential for […]

Hydrow and artist Alex Echo link for rowing machine and NFT collab

With 20% of profits going to Parkinson’s UK. Interactive rowing machine company Hydrow has teamed up with renowned artist Alex Echo to create a trio of limited-edition rower designs, each of which come with an associated unique NFT. Since its inception in 2017, Hydrow has offered a unique rowing experience that allows users to access […]

ThetaRay partners with Qolo to fight financial crime

AI-powered cybersecurity firm ThetaRay is teaming up with omnichannel B2B payments startup Qolo to detect and prevent financial crimes across Qolo’s full range of curated payment services. “We are dedicated to enabling fast, agile and secure payment solutions in the name of future-proofing our clients,” Patricia Montesi, Qolo CEO, said in a press release on […]

What’s next for Helium 5G: Data transfer & proof-of-coverage rewards

Helium 5G was approved about a year ago by the community as the second wireless network to be supported by the Helium Network. Since then, we’ve seen a number of big players join the Helium 5G ecosystem and core contributors have made incredible progress on the development work to make the vision a reality. From […]

Animoca Brands welcomes Hockenheimring racetrack to REVV Motorsport ecosystem

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, today announced that it has secured licensing rights to include Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (Hockenheimring) in its REVV Motorsport ecosystem of blockchain racing games. The Hockenheimring, located in southwestern Germany and steeped in several decades of motorsport tradition, is one of the most famous […]

Animoca Brands’ PRIMATE token listed on Huobi Global

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, today announced that its PRIMATE Token has been listed for trading on the Huobi Global crypto exchange, paired with Tether (USDT). PRIMATE is the play-to-earn token of Benji Bananas, a popular physics-based free-to-play mobile arcade game from Animoca Brands with over 50 […]

Klarna brings gambling block to open banking payments

Klarna is enabling banks to extend voluntary gambling blocks to open banking-driven payments through its subsidiary, Sofort, using public code developed by Monzo and TrueLayer. Monzo, was the first bank to introduce a gambling block in 2018, following demand from customers who wanted help controlling their use of gambling sites. Since then most UK banks […]

Lucra: P2P sites bring friendly betting into the online gaming orbit

Gaming won big in 2021, with the American Gaming Association (AGA) declaring it “a new record as the highest-grossing year ever” for U.S. commercial gaming at $53 billion in revenue. The industry is moving fast with states setting their own timetables and rules, leading the AGA to ask Attorney General Merrick Garland to crack down […]

Reddit is spending $1 million to fund its users’ best ideas and competitions

Art contests, surprise gifts, and all the things Redditors do Reddit is expanding its Community Funds program, the company announced this week, and it plans to spend $1 million funding various projects across the platform. “We will invite communities to submit ideas for projects, events, contests, giving, almost anything you can think of to bring […]

Cambridge Mobile Telematics introduces the next generation of telematics risk segmentation

Advanced Risk provides auto insurers powerful new variables for propriety segmentation Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the world’s largest telematics service provider, today announced Advanced Risk, a groundbreaking risk segmentation solution that delivers next-generation telematics variables. Auto insurers use Advanced Risk to derive proprietary insights from customer driving behavior. With Advanced Risk, insurers can analyze and […]

Exo Therapeutics appoints Laura Kiessling to Scientific Advisory Board

Exo Therapeutics, Inc., a company pioneering the discovery and development of small molecules that bind to exosites, today announced the appointment of Laura Kiessling, PhD, to the company’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). “Dr. Kiessling’s deep scientific rigor and expertise in chemical biology will be crucial in expanding the scope of our exosite research and understanding […]

Trifecta named Official Meal Delivery Service of Spartan U.S.

Healthy meal services, pre-race nutrition plans available to Spartan athletes Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and extreme wellness brand, today announced a three-year partnership with Trifecta to be the Official Meal Delivery Service of Spartan U.S. through the 2024 race season. To celebrate the newly minted partnership, Trifecta and Spartan are offering a chance […]

MTN Mobile Money, Jumo join forces to grow mobile lending in Uganda

JUMO, a technology company building next-generation financial services for emerging markets, has partnered with MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited to launch MoSente, a new credit service that will afford the people of Uganda more choice when it comes to mobile lending services. MoSente is a convenient way for MTN customers to access credit facilities. Customers […]

Alloy: The great balancing act – fraud prevention and customer experience

Alloy CEO Tommy Nicholas and Jamie Warder, Executive VP & Head of Digital Banking at KeyBank, react to Forrester’s study, The Identity Decisioning Imperative Your fraud prevention practices can have significant implications on your customer experience. You can make it hard for bad actors to commit fraud, but are you slowing down — or even […]

Building Symbiotic relationships between old and new finance

Detroit-based Benzinga, a media and data provider bridging the gap between retail and institutional investors, sent its team to Miami, Florida April 6-9, for Bitcoin 2022. During that time, Benzinga sought to recognize the innovation in digital assets, across the board, and spoke with founders, investors, and beyond. The following is a conversation with Mark […]

EXCLUSIVE From Bitcoin 2022: DriveWealth iterates embedded investing experiences

DriveWealth is a leader in fractional securities with its fracking technology. The company’s technology that is able to process millions of transactions per second. Detroit-based Benzinga, a media and data provider bridging the gap between retail and institutional investors, sent its team to Miami, Florida April 6-9, for Bitcoin 2022. During that time, Benzinga sought […]

MontyCloud announces Walter Rogers as new CEO and Raj Sivarajan as EVP of India Operations

MontyCloud appoints Walter Rogers to the position of CEO We are very excited about Walter and Raj joining the MontyCloud team.”— Venkat KrishnamachariREDMOND, WA, USA, April 21, 2022/ — MontyCloud, an Advanced Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), announced today the appointment of Walter Rogers into the role of Chief […]

L.A.-based investment group SaveLive takes stake in Jam Productions

SaveLive was formed in 2020 by Lollapalooza co-founder Marc Geiger, a former executive at Beverly Hills-based talent agency William Morris Endeavor. SaveLive, a Los Angeles-based investment group, has purchased an equity stake in Chicago-based Jam Productions, both organizations announced today. The amount of the stake was not disclosed. Jerry Mickelson, co-founder of Jam, retains control […]

The WealthTech100: DriveWealth is helping to drive the future of investing

We’ve always been passionate about our goal of ensuring everyone with a mobile device can own their financial future. That’s why it’s so meaningful when other organizations recognize the importance of that goal. So needless to say, we were honored to learn that FinTech Global named DriveWealth to its fourth annual WealthTech100 List, which recognizes […]

Rainmaker Games launches first blockchain gaming-discovery platform

Rainmaker Games has launched the first discovery platform for blockchain games, providing a much-needed source of gaming data the industry was missing. Rainmaker’s beta platform includes more than 150 blockchain games with expert reviews, technical details, earning potential statistics, video content and more. Powered by its proprietary game data, the Rainmaker search engine allows gamers […]

DriveWealth appoints new product and engineering team leaders

Brokerage firm DriveWealth LLC on Monday (April 18) appointed Gayathri Rajan as chief product officer (CPO) and Harshal Deo as chief technology officer (CTO) to lead the company’s product and engineering teams, according to a company press release. The new hires will help DriveWealth “further its mission to democratize investing globally and empower anyone in […]

Veriff identity verification solutions now available to Alloy identity decisioning platform clients

Advanced identity verification technology and know your customer offerings enhance Alloy’s suite of fraud solutions for banks and fintechs Veriff, a global identity verification provider, today announced that it is partnering with Alloy, an identity decisioning platform that helps banks and fintech companies fight fraud and remain compliant, to bolster the company’s existing identity verification […]

Web3 game Planet Mojo, One Tree Planted help reforest world with NFT launch

Planet Mojo is a Web3 gaming metaverse being built by veterans of LucasArts, EA, Activision, and ILM The team is building an environmentally sustainable blockchain game with a “fun-first” long-term outlook Winners of Planet Mojo’s allowlist event, the Mojo Adoption Program, will be the first to mint Moj-Seeds that sprout into 3D playable characters Mystic […]

Crexi’s commercial real estate mobile app now available on Android

Crexi, the commercial real estate (CRE) industry’s fastest-growing marketplace, data, and technology platform, today announced the launch of its mobile app for Android users. The mobile app empowers Crexi brokers, buyers, investors, and others to discover commercial real estate properties for sale and lease nationally, and connect with the appropriate brokers instantly. In March 2021, […]

IPwe announces LiDAR Smart Pool

IPwe, a one-stop innovation platform for licensing emerging technologies, announced the LiDAR Smart Pool today, to encourage the adoption of LiDAR technology. IPwe has already launched three other Smart Pools in blockchain, metaverse, and digital link technologies, with over 200 members in just 3 months, representing unprecedented growth in the intellectual property space. Smarts Pools […]

Animoca Brands to acquire Be Media to power key Australian brands

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, today announced it will acquire Australian digital marketing agency Be Media to focus on key opportunities in Australia centered around blockchain development. Be Media was founded in 2013  and established itself as a premium player in the Web 2.0 space focusing on […]

Animoca Brands buys major stake in Aussie digital services agency

Be Media has begun an aggressive hiring process in blockchain development and project management following the acquisition. Nonfungible token (NFT) investment giant Animoca Brands has acquired a significant stake in the Australian digital marketing agency Be Media. Be Media has locations in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney and has provided Web2 firms with advertising and digital […]

Pakistan’s fintech SadaPay raises funds ahead of mass rollout

Pakistan’s SadaPay raised additional funds to become the nation’s highest-funded fintech as it received permission for full-fledged operations that will allow it to add millions of new users.  The Islamabad-based startup scored $10.7 million in a seed-extension round, according to Chief Executive Officer Brandon Timinsky. The funding announcement comes a day after the central bank […]

Pakistani startups raise over $200 Million

Sadapay raised a $10.7M seed round just after receiving their EMI license. Meanwhile, Abhi Pvt. raises a $17M Series A round Pakistani startups have raised over $200 million in funds with the recent Sadapay funding round of $10.7 million. According to the stats by Chief Executive Officer Brandon Timinsky, the Islamabad-based startup has become the […]

Endpoint Health presents new research at Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2022 Critical Care Congress, predicting outcomes for common treatment strategies in ARDS

Four retrospective analyses, including a top-rated SCCM abstract, highlight potential clinical utility of two clinically distinct patient subgroups previously identified by Endpoint Health Higher 28-day mortality risk was predicted with high positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) in patients with less inflammation compared to more inflamed patients   Patients with COVID-19 and ARDS were found to share […]

Aelion Group joins IPwe as a strategic partner

Engaging institution and enterprise level patent holders to enhance and support network growth IPwe is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Aelion Group, a privately held investment firm that brings solutions to complicated business problems through its industry-diverse executives, unique insight, integrity and global reach.  Starting first as an investor of IPwe, Aelion Group […]

Animoca Brands to bet big on MMORPG blockchain games

In less than a week, Animoca Brands has acquired two major video games publishers: Eden Games and Darewise Entertainment. Animoca Brands, the parent company of The Sandbox, added Eden Games to its portfolio on Tuesday. Eden Games is a publisher of popular racing games including the Gear.Club and Test Drive series. Animoca hopes this acquisition […]

RiverMeadow announces VM-based migration capability to any Public Cloud, becoming the only Platform to offer VM-based and OS-based migrations

RiverMeadow Software Inc., a leading provider of Cloud Migration and Disaster Recovery Software and Services, announced today that it has added new capability to its market-leading Cloud Migration Platform to allow customers the option to carry out VM-based or OS-based migrations to any cloud. This makes RiverMeadow the only Multi-Cloud Migration Platform in the market […]

Paxos introduces the Paxos Settlement Hub for Commodities market participants

Paxos, the leading regulated blockchain infrastructure platform, has introduced the Paxos Settlement Hub for Commodities. This additional feature to the Paxos Settlement Service solution streamlines the settlement process to handle all settlements for market participants across gold, silver, platinum and palladium. This functionality allows for a centralized operational process for settlements with counterparties that are […]

Pivot Bio appoints Susan Kim and Monica McGurk as Independent Directors

Kim and McGurk bring deep expertise in tech, finance, life sciences, and the global food system to Pivot Bio Board as the company expands to provide a better nitrogen to more farmers Pivot Bio, the nitrogen innovator delivering sustainable, self-fertilizing grain crops, announced today that Susan Kim, Chief Financial Officer for PacBio and Monica McGurk, […]

Wefunder claims platform record for most dollars raised in one week under Reg CF

Wefunder, a top FINRA regulated funding portal, says it had a banner week as it raised more funding under Reg CF than ever before. According to a tweet from Jonny Price, Wefunder Vice President of Fundraising, Wefunder raised just shy of $14 million in seven days. Wefunder also shares how much the competition raised during […]

Animoca drives into crypto racing games with latest acquisition

The NFT and Metaverse investment firm plans to continue building out its REVV Motorsport ecosystem with a Metaverse-first approach. Gaming and venture capital firm Animoca Brands has completed its landmark acquisition of Eden Games, publishers of the Gear.Club, the Test Drive series and other popular racing games. Eden Games is a France-based firm that was […]

Avalanche-based blockbuster game Shrapnel completes $7M token sale

Games studio Neon has raised $17.5 million so far to bring Shrapnel to Avalanche. Shrapnel, a futuristic shoot-’em-up game built on the Avalanche blockchain, has completed a $7 million token sale that included participation from Dragonfly and Three Arrows Capital, as well as angel investors, such as Keith Nunziata of Citadel Global Equities and Jason […]

Helium Network & Microsoft partner for new Helium Console integration

The ecosystem is thrilled to announce the integration of Microsoft IoT Central with the Helium Console. After integrating Azure IoT Hub with Console in 2021, Microsoft IoT users can now use this latest integration to leverage the Helium Network’s massive coverage to build and expand the range of their IoT solutions, while safely and quickly […]

Animoca Brands to acquire Darewise, the indie game company developing “Life Beyond”

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, today announced it will acquire Darewise Entertainment, a game developer founded by veterans of the AAA games industry that is currently developing the high-quality blockchain MMO Life Beyond. Darewise Entertainment is a European game studio made up of highly accomplished game developers […]

Sweatcoin partners with NEAR Foundation to create a new movement economy

Sweatcoin, the London-based tech company on a mission to inspire a healthier planet by incentivizing people to move more, has partnered with the NEAR Foundation to launch SWEAT, a radical new token. Designed to truly unlock the power of movement, this revolutionary cryptocurrency is minted purely by steps. With more than 63 million users who’ve […]

Zapata: 5 Common quantum computing questions from enterprise customers, answered

“Enterprises have the quantum software development tools at their fingertips right now to start building quantum-ready applications that will help solve their biggest challenges.” Michael Warren, VP of Business Development Through our collaboration with enterprise partners in industries such as logistics, finance, healthcare and biopharma, my colleagues and I get asked a LOT of questions. […]

NEAR’s March Town Hall highlights

In the first quarter of 2022, the NEAR Foundation saw an explosion of activity in the ecosystem. The NEAR Town Hall is a great place for the growing global NEAR community to see these new projects in action, as well as meet, learn, teach, and push the Web3 movement and NEAR adoption forward. The March […]

NEAR Protocol raises $350 million in new funding round led by Tiger Global

The funding will help NEAR accelerate its overall mission of helping “billions of people” use decentralized technologies, according to a company statement. More VC investments in projects building on NEAR Protocol will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Blockchain project NEAR Protocol has raised $350 million in a funding round led by Tiger Global, with […]

CMT’s DriveWell telematics program expands to include connected vehicle data

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) has expanded its AI-driven telematics program DriveWell to connected vehicles. The expansion, which is an opt-in for customers, will give participating insurers access to connected vehicle data from over 20 automakers in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company said the expansion could help auto insurers accelerate their adoption of […]

YieldX joins Schwab Advisor Services’ Provider Listings Program

YieldX is now showcasing its products to advisors with a listing on the Schwab Advisor Services™ Provider Listings page YieldX, a fintech company reimagining fixed income, announced today that it is now participating in the Schwab Advisor Services Provider Listings program. The program, which launched in 2013, is a dedicated space for independent registered investment […]

Templum named Most Innovative Alternative Data Solution for Trading & Analytics

Templum, Inc., a provider of next-generation cloud-based capital market infrastructure for alternative assets and private securities, announced today that it has won the A-Team Innovation Award for the Most Innovative Alternative Data Solution for Trading and Analytics. The A-Team Innovation Awards celebrate innovative projects and teams across the vendor and practitioner communities that use new […]

The interesting case of Gotrade’s new US stocks offering in Indonesia

After racking up over 500,000 users from over 140 countries in its first year, Gotrade enters Indonesia, in partnership with local broker Valbury, the Jakarta Futures Exchange and the state-backed Futures Clearing House of Indonesia. Gotrade has launched the first platform in Indonesia to offer market access to the U.S. stock market through fully backed […]

Coin Metrics raises $15M from BNY Mellon and Acrew Capital

Analytics firm Coin Metrics has closed a $35M Series C funding round, according to a press release. The investment round was led by BNY Mellon and Acrew Capital, with participation from Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments, Morningside Technology Ventures, Cboe Global Markets, JAM FINTOP Blockchain, Mubadala Investment Company and Brevan Howard Digital. Previous investors also provided […]

Wefunder launches as demand for turning fans into investors builds

Wefunder, a platform that helps founders raise a Community Round from their most passionate customers and fans alongside venture capitalists, announced today the launch of, a place to showcase the venture funded startups that have successfully raised Community Rounds and those that are planning to. Wefunder is leading the movement to mainstream Community Rounds […]

Flink to set up debut date in Colombia, its second LATAM market

Mexico-based investment platform Flink has scheduled its anticipated debut on its second LATAM market, Colombia, for June 2022. Flink is an investment platform that allows users to buy fractions of shares of US listed companies, catering to first-time investors and individuals with limited investment funds. Customers can start trading with a minimum of MXN 30 […]

Klarna completes acquisition of PriceRunner

PriceRunner will bring new features to the Klarna app globally to help consumers save time and money, and make informed decisions to take control of their finances Klarna, a leading global retail bank, payments, and shopping service today announced the completion of its acquisition of PriceRunner, the leading comparison shopping service in the Nordic region […]

Qolo partners with open finance provider MX

Qolo, the omnichannel payments platform for fintech, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with MX, the leader in open finance. Qolo and MX provide fast-track solutions to help businesses, particularly neobanks and fintechs, stand up a core mobile banking experience. This allows them to get to market quickly while also future-proofing their growth. Combining the […]

Coin Metrics raises $35M Series C funding to enhance crypto data offerings

Latest financing round led by Acrew Capital and BNY Mellon, with continued investments from Goldman Sachs and Fidelity Investments. New funding will bolster the company’s new crypto data intelligence product innovation and propel expansion into international markets. Coin Metrics has emerged as the clear market leader in the institutional space because it offers a comprehensive […]

Marc Geiger’s SaveLive unveils first venue and promoter partners

SaveLive, the platform launched in 2020 by former WME music execs Marc Geiger and John Fogelman to “bail out” concert venues that were struggling during the pandemic, has announced its first round of partners, some 20 mid-size venues across the country, with “many more to come.” The company has also completed its first round of […]

U.S. Integrity partners with Lucra Sports to ensure integrity in peer-to-peer wagering

Today U.S. Integrity (“USI”) announced a comprehensive partnership with peer-to-peer wagering platform, Lucra Sports. Lucra Sports makes social-first wagering possible, allowing fans to legally wager across 37 states with their friends in a safe and fun environment – with no traditional sportsbooks involved. The Lucra iOS app offers a new form of social engagement to […]

Premier League club Burnley FC expands deal with AiScout to host virtual trials

English Premier League club Burnley FC will continue its talent identification partnership with AiScout. The app uses artificial intelligence to evaluate players and will host virtual trials for Burnley’s women’s first team and male academy teams. AiScout’s mobile app asks users to upload images and profile details alongside videos of themselves from games or performing […]

Lucra: Is there room for more sports-betting startups?

Last week, sports betting platform Lucra Sports raised a $10 million Series A round from backers including SeventySix Capital, Victress Capital and Raptor Group, among others. This news came just days before the Kansas Jayhawks won the 2022 NCAA Men’s basketball title—after a three-week tournament expected to drum up more than $3.1 billion in bets—and […]

BanQu raises $7MM to scale field operations across the globe

BanQu, the world’s leading blockchain platform enhancing supply chain traceability and equitability, has raised a $7MM B Series equity round of funding to scale field operations across Africa, LATAM, and Asia.  The round was led by Brick Street Holdings of Texas and included Blue Clay Pan Africa Fund. “We are very excited to partner with […]

GoTrade: Our $15 million Series A

Today, we’re excited to share that we’ve raised $15.5 million in Series A funding to further our mission of making investing fun, fair and simple for everyone, everywhere. Since we launched Gotrade a year ago, we’ve seen an overwhelming response across the globe with over 500,000 users from over 140 countries. It was clear validation […]

Helium’s Nova Labs now valued at $1.2 billion after fastest rollout in history

Helium, The People’s Network just received a $200 million investment from some of the biggest names in venture capital. What will this mean for Helium and HNT? Today, Nova Labs (formerly Helium Inc) announced $200M in Series D financing at a $1.2B valuation with investment from Tiger Global, a16z, Nokia, and Alexis Ohanian. Volvo, Cisco, […]

Lucra Sports raises US$10m to expand social betting platform

SeventySix Capital and professional athletes participate in Series A funding round, joining Julie and Zach Ertz as investors. Lucra Sports went live in late 2021 Social betting platform is enabled in 37 US states Esports will be added later in 2022 Peer-to-peer betting platform Lucra Sports has raised US$10 million in a Series A funding […]

Elevating the Helium Network with New Helium Inc Name & Series D

Many may not know that Helium Inc started as a small startup over nine years ago. Shawn Fanning, Sean Carey, and I had this grand vision of a global, ubiquitous wireless network that connected devices to the internet easily and affordably. In our early days, we were focused on connecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices […]